Your forum username:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Welcome to Sky User - The Unofficial Support Forum for everything Sky! - Proudly helping over 65k members.


    Advertisement

    Results 1 to 6 of 6

    Sky+ and multiroom

    This is a discussion on Sky+ and multiroom within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; If I order Sky+ and have my old standard box put in to another room could I buy a Sky+ ...

    1. #1
      gareth824's Avatar
      gareth824 is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: BE
      Router:
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      Jan 2007
      Location
      Manchester
      Posts
      74
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Sky+ and multiroom

      If I order Sky+ and have my old standard box put in to another room could I buy a Sky+ box off eBay and use it or is it not that simple?


    2. Advertisement
    3. #2
      newbuilder's Avatar
      newbuilder is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Jan 2007
      Posts
      445
      Thanks
      4
      Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts

      Re: Sky+ and multiroom

      This question is asked many times.

      Yes you can buy off of ebay but you will need to phone sky to have a new card ordered and paired with the sky + box. You will also have to do quite a bit of wiring yourself.

      It will include running a new cable to the new room and running an additional feed to the place where the sky + box will go - it needs to satelitte cables. On top of that you will have to replace the single LNB with a quad without knocking the dish out of alignment. Another point to note is that the quad weighs more and can pull the dish down, meaning that you have to re-align it. Did I mention that the quads come in two different shapes, depending on the dish you have.

      I think it is worth paying 99 for a new box and having sky install it free of charge if you take out multiroom. The only down point is the 12 month contract. (That is assuming the deal is still on!)

    4. #3
      harvester's Avatar
      harvester is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: 01214493772
      Broadband ISP: Mid
      Router:
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      May 2007
      Posts
      1
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Sky+ and multiroom

      Hi there, I have a similar question to gareth824, I have just had sky installed, sky plus downstairs and a standard multiroom upstairs, but I have a friend moving in and he has a sky plus box already, I tried to get the standard box card to work in it, but no luck, what should I do, do I need another card or should sky just be able to pair it up the mutliroom card with my mates sky+ box? also would i need to pay any more? i'm paying 43.50 + 10(53.50) multiroom at moment? Also I got the sky bloke to install to seperate lines into both rooms so the sky+ think has the right number of cables. thanks Harv

    5. #4
      newbuilder's Avatar
      newbuilder is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Jan 2007
      Posts
      445
      Thanks
      4
      Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts

      Re: Sky+ and multiroom

      This is the correct amount of cables.

      Your card will not work in the Sky + box as it is not paired to it. You should be able to phone sky up and they will pair it at the multiroom rate of 10.

      I am unsure if SKY+ subs (which will be free soon) will be applicable as you have two sky + boxes.
      ------

      Advice given is in good faith and if taken is done so at your own risk. If in doubt consult a qualified person.

    6. #5
      PeteC's Avatar
      PeteC is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Sheffield
      Broadband ISP: cable
      Router:
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      Mar 2007
      Location
      Sheffield
      Posts
      962
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Sky+ and multiroom

      the sky + subs are now showing as free through the interactive service - but 60 to install sky + !? is multiroom another 49 ontop and then 10 a month?

      and i have to sit on their 08706 number cant find an alternative and they are busy apparently...

      they can forget that..
      Last edited by PeteC; 24-05-07 at 11:34 PM.

    7. #6
      PeteC's Avatar
      PeteC is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Sheffield
      Broadband ISP: cable
      Router:
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      Mar 2007
      Location
      Sheffield
      Posts
      962
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Sky+ and multiroom

      Quick Update

      Sky + is 99 and install is free if you also take multiroom.. 120 otherwise

      Subs are free on sky + if you have a premium service - and multiroom is 10 a month

      If you dont have moveis or sports it's cool as they are ditching it 1st july as you know

      the 49 multiroom is to have 2 standard boxes - not a sky+ one

     

     

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    SkyUser - Copyright © 2006-2020. SatDish and NewsreadeR | SkyUser is in no way affiliated with Sky Broadband / BSkyB
    RIPA NOTICE: NO CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR INTERCEPTION OF PAGE TRANSMISSION